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Holidays in Cape Cod offer something special. With a unique old-school charm, if you’re looking for a laid-back, quiet, beach holiday away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Cape Cod is the retreat for you. 

Along with many remote beaches, you can discover picturesque lighthouses, historic towns, tiny fishing villages and delightful seaside cottages as you explore all that Cape Cod has to offer. The quaint seaside town of Provincetown, located on the northern tip of Cape Cod, is a premier summer destination and a must-visit spot. 

While the year round population is under 3,000, the warmer months welcome crowds as high as 60,000, which says a lot about the summer atmosphere of the town. The small coastal community is best known for its lovely sandy beaches, pretty harbour and thriving artistic community. It’s also renowned as a thriving summer vacation spot for the USAs LGBT+ community.

The quiet beaches of Cape Cod

The real draw of Cape Cod holidays is the abundance of sandy, untouched beaches. The U-shaped peninsula of Cape Cod that protrudes from the Massachusetts coast is bordered with 400 miles of remote beaches. The shoreline is also scattered with quaint postcard-perfect lighthouses. 

On the Cape Cod National Seashore, you can discover 40 miles of sprawling coastline speckled with empty beaches, craggy cliffs, roaring ocean waves, and tranquil freshwater ponds.

Visit between mid-April to the end of October to observe a host of whale species cruising the waters during the summer months to feed. Expect to spot the likes of humpbacks, finbacks, minkes and the Atlantic white-sided dolphin coasting through their natural habitat. Pair this with a city break to New York or Boston, or book one of our spectacular New England tours. Speak to our Destination Specialists today to plan your bespoke Cape Cod vacation. 

 

Destination Highlights

  • Ride, walk or run through six charming towns on the 22 mile paved Cape Cod Rail Trail
  • Relax on the Cape Cod National Seashore, home to six beautiful and sandy swimming beaches
  • Discover the rivalling retreat islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, both full of coastal beauty and unspoiled landscapes
  • Visit the tiny seaside town of Provincetown, known for its splendid beaches, quaint harbour, and artistic community

Great sample itineraries


From self-drive tours of New England to guided historic tours which begin and end in Boston, get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Cape Cod holidays.

Nantucket

New York And Boston Multi Centre Holidays

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £2,099 PP
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Multi centre holidays
Ocean Park

Two Centre Holidays Boston And Cape Cod

  • 8 Days
  • Guide Price £2,099 PP
Discover the best that Massachusetts has to offer with this multi-centre holiday in Boston and Cape Cod. The region of...
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Multi centre holidays
Gingerbread Cottages

Martha'S Vineyard Holidays

  • 8 Days
  • Guide Price £1,889 PP
No trip to the East Coast would be complete without experiencing the history of Boston, mixed with the beauty of...
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Self drive holidays

Explore Cape Cod

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Jessica, Destination Manager

“Head to Thumpertown Beach in Eastham. The small, secluded beach is a well-kept secret as one of the best spots to view the spectacular Cape Cod sunsets.”

Jessica
Destination Manager
Charlotte, Destination Specialist

“Be sure to keep an eye out for the specials menu in seafood restaurants. Often these feature the best available fish that have been caught most recently. Expect to see the likes of seabass, sole, haddock and cod, to name a few.”

 

Charlotte
Destination Specialist

Local Cuisine

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Cape Cod holiday. 

 

Seafood

It comes as no surprise that seafood is the star of Cape Cod’s cuisine. As you travel along the coast, you’ll be inundated with quality seafood restaurants. These eateries dish up fresh seafood straight from the cold, salty ocean waters of Cape Cod. From lobster to scallops to fresh local fish, your stomach is certainly in for a treat during your Cape Cod holiday. 

 

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